Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

Overview


Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is the first wholly owned community-based safari lodge to be developed in South Africa. The lodge is an ecotourism partnership between North West Parks and Tourism Board, the Balete Ba Lekgophung community and the operator, Nature Workshop.

The community has a 45-year lease to operate a commercial lodge with traversing rights across the Madikwe reserve. The concept is unique in South Africa in that the community owns the development, with substantial benefits accruing back to the community itself.

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is situated on the Tweedepoort Ridge overlooking the plains and inselbergs (isolated hills) of the western section of Madikwe Game Reserve. The lodge has eight suites, each with their own viewing deck, offering a very private and luxurious experience. The thatched suites, with sliding doors, allow the guest to experience a “oneness” with the bushveld.

The main lodge is spectacularly located on two tiers of the ridge, accessed via a wooden bridge that crosses a ravine surrounded by rock figs. Each of the living areas has its own character, mood and style, providing guests with a choice of stunning views and tranquil spaces.

Whether you are relaxing in the lounge, on the lower or upper deck areas, or at the pool, you will find a space that suits your mood.

Madikwe is home to a tremendous diversity of fauna and flora, including both black and white rhino, buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog. The lodge is a superb wildlife destination where guests are accompanied by well-trained and informative rangers who are able to interpret the many encounters while on safari.

Why visit Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge?

  • Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is the first wholly owned community safari lodge in South Africa
  • The community plays an integral part in the lodge and its day-to-day management on a sustainable basis
  • Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is reputed to have one of the best kitchens in Madikwe, ensuring high quality cuisine
  • Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge guides have a unique understanding of the cultural history of the area, which adds to the quality of the safari offering
  • Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge offers a lodge experience that is warm, comfortable and genuine

“Whether you are relaxing in the lounge, on the lower or upper deck areas, or at the pool, you will find a space that suits your mood.”

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From our guests


"My husband and I chose a Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge holiday to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary – and we're so glad we did! The chalets are secluded, luxurious, modern and comfortable, and the food is exquisite. But it was the people who really made it worthwhile: Emmanuel at reception, Keitumetse in housekeeping, Tsepo and the whole kitchen staff, and everyone else – it seems they just love to make their guests happy."

Goldengirl on Tripadvisor

Rates


Period

Pricing

1 May 2013 to 31 July 2013

R2 690 Per person per night sharing R4 035 Per person per night – single 50% single supplement R1 345 Children three to 1

1 August 2013 to 30 April 2014

R3 990 Per person per night sharing R5 985 Per person per night – single 50% single supplement R2 015 Children three to 12

1 May 2014 to 31 July 2014

R2 850 Per person per night sharing R4 275 Per person per night – single 50% single supplement R1 425 Children three to 12

1 August 2014 to 30 April 2015

R3 990 Per person per night sharing R5 985 Per person per night – single 50% single supplement R2 015 Children three to 12

All prices are quoted in South African rands and are inclusive of 14% VAT.

Rates include:
All meals
Teas and coffees with meals
Game drives and safari activities

Rates exclude:
Bar services
Room levy of R10 per person per night paid in camp
Park entrance fee of R150 per person per stay

Payment details
In order to confirm your booking, a 50% deposit is required. Please note that your booking will only be confirmed on receipt of your deposit. Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. All credit cards welcome.

Should the reservation be cancelled
If a booking is cancelled after confirmation, the deposit will be forfeited. In addition, the following fees will be levied, and the scale of charges expressed as a percentage of the total price is as follows:
•   Four weeks before arrival – 75% of the total amount
•   Two weeks before arrival –100% of the total amount

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